Major power orders Christians: Renounce God or we’ll cut off food and housing

WND.com reports: “China’s communist government is warning elderly Christians that they will lose basic benefits if they don’t stop practicing their faith.

Bitter Winter, the online magazine about religious liberty and human rights in China, reports the Communist Party is threatening ‘to take away the last means of survival from elderly believers,’ the government benefits of ‘housing, food, clothing, medical care, and funeral expenses.’

‘A Catholic from Fuzhou city in the southeastern province of Jiangxi has been receiving monthly 250 RMB (about $ 35) from the government since 2018, the year her husband died,’ Bitter Winter reported.

‘At the end of 2019, local government officials threatened the woman, in her 60s, that the subsidy would be withdrawn unless she removes images of Jesus from her home. ‘Because the Communist Party feeds you,’ they told the woman, ‘you must only believe in it, not God.’ Two months later, the pension was canceled because she refused to remove the symbols,’ the report said…”

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